Law, Policy & Society
Tue, 07/15/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher says the high rate of interracial marriages among Asian-Americans should not simply be interpreted as a litmus test of assimilation for the minority group. Second-generation Asian-Americans who marry white...

Tue, 07/15/2014 — Twenty-five Fulbright international students are attending this year’s English Refinement for Graduate Studies Program for Fulbright Grantees at the University of Kansas to help them acclimate to academic life and American culture before they...

Mon, 07/14/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has introduced a new major in human sexuality for undergraduate students, the first of its kind in the state. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the request for an undergraduate program for bachelor's degrees of art or general studies in human sexuality. The new program will be offered through the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies starting this fall. “We’re excited to offer a new undergraduate degree in human sexuality, which is an area of academic study not available as a major elsewhere in the state or in the immediate region, yet is an important and growing field of study,” said Alesha Doan, chair of women

Mon, 07/14/2014 — Either change or disappear. A great many of Earth’s creatures already have come to this crossroads, or soon will, driven by a rapidly shifting natural environment tied to global climate change. But how quickly can species evolve to cope with...

Fri, 07/11/2014 — The University of Kansas community will have a chance to discuss international trade, culture, government affairs and related topics with a representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Faculty, staff and students are invited to visit...

Wed, 07/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – Compared with the United States, the influence of intellectuals in Mexico’s social and political spheres has been extraordinary, although the danger of using that power has come with threats to position, freedom and life. Stuart Day, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Kansas, co-edited a book that examines the important and changing roles that intellectuals have in the country’s public sphere. Through a collection of essays, the book “Mexican Public Intellectuals” highlights the sway public intellectuals have on the country’s elections, human rights, foreign policies and drug war. “In

Wed, 07/09/2014 — Approximately 4,600 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2014 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kan.,...

Mon, 07/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will welcome a new set of students to campus this summer. Women from Afghanistan, India, Morocco, Mongolia, Pakistan, Zambia and Kansas will be on the Lawrence campus for the Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute. Starting Wednesday, July 9, the women will participate in various leadership and educational opportunities for three weeks. The program will culminate with the women presenting project proposals to improve their home communities. KWLI aims to provide an experience that develops leadership, cultivates collaboration and elevates the power of women’s voices. “We are again honored and excited to welcome an incredible group of

Wed, 07/02/2014 — University of Kansas School of Law alumnus Art Piculell of Portland, Oregon, and his late wife, Dee, have made a $500,000 gift to establish a professorship honoring the late Professor Earl B. Shurtz, who taught at KU Law from 1955 to 1977. Art...

Mon, 06/30/2014 —  Rick Levy, the J.B. Smith Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court ruling in Sebelius v Hobby Lobby Stores. The case addresses the question...

Thu, 06/26/2014 — A new startup company is working to match children with foster families, with some assistance from the University of Kansas. Foster Care Technologies LLC has developed a web-based tool that assists child welfare staff locate the best possible...

Thu, 06/26/2014 — A captivating opera singer, a groundbreaking geoarchaeologist and a renowned ecologist have been awarded the University of Kansas’ most prestigious faculty honor. Faculty members Joyce Castle in the School of Music, Rolfe Mandel in...

Thu, 06/26/2014 —  University of Kansas researchers have won a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to help build a safer, more secure Internet. Michael Williams, associate professor and director of special projects and innovation at the William...

Tue, 06/24/2014 — AARP recently welcomed Rosemary Kennedy Chapin, professor of social welfare, to its National Policy Council. Chapin will serve a two-year term. “I am honored to join the AARP National Policy Council,” Chapin said. “It is an organization...

Tue, 06/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – Although lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have influenced U.S. history from the beginning, the term “LGBT” is relatively recent. With increased awareness and acceptance of the LGBT community in the U.S., the challenge of placing the community’s history into the context of the American narrative arises. In an effort to expand representation of minority groups in U.S. history, the Department of the Interior is working to include the LGBT community in U.S. historical landmarks. Katie Batza, recently hired assistant professor of women, gender and sexuality studies at the University of Kansas, was one of 16 scholars invited to participate in

Mon, 06/23/2014 — The Nigerian government came under international condemnation in January after passing a law prohibiting same-sex marriage and prescribing imprisonment for people who participate in gay social associations or makes a public show of a same-sex...

Thu, 06/19/2014 —  University of Kansas School of Law experts in Indian law and trademark law are available to discuss today’s U.S. Patent & Trademark Office ruling that cancels the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s...

Tue, 06/17/2014 — Last fall Department of Architecture lecturer Josh Shelton, who teaches a graduate-level architectural design studio, made a presentation on urban master plans at an American Institute of Architects conference.   In the audience was Alan Holt,...

Tue, 06/17/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher has developed a survey instrument that cities across the nation can use to determine how to get more women involved in civic leadership and what challenges are in the way of women taking such positions. Barbara...

Tue, 06/17/2014 — As members of the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, last week besieged Mosul, Iraq, and on Monday the northern city of Tal Afar, the conflict threw the country into chaos. Several University of Kansas faculty members are...


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